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a new species of breinlia (breinlia) (nematoda: filarioidea) from the south indian flying squirrel petaurista philippensis (elliot).breinlia (breinlia) petauristi sp. n. from the abdominal cavity of the flying squirrel, petaurista philippensis (elliot), from kerala, india, is described. of the 15 recognized species of the subgenus, b. petauristi most closely resembles b. trichosuri in the body size, length of spicules, and number of caudal papillae. the detailed structure of the spicules is, however, markedly different in the 2 worms. this is the third species of breinlia to be reported from a host other than an australian m ...1979480065
predation on giant flying squirrels (petaurista philippensis) by black crested gibbons (nomascus concolor jingdongensis) at mt. wuliang, yunnan, china.predation on vertebrates is infrequent in gibbons. in a 14-month field study of the central yunnan black crested gibbon (nomascus concolor jingdongensis) at mt. wuliang, yunnan, china, we observed gibbons attacking, killing and eating giant flying squirrels (petaurista philippensis). during 845 h of observation on one study group, the gibbons attacked giant flying squirrels 11 times, and succeeded in 4 cases. although all members of the group attempted to attack the squirrels, all four successfu ...200919015936
phylogeny and biogeography of the petaurista philippensis complex (rodentia: sciuridae), inter- and intraspecific relationships inferred from molecular and morphometric analysis.with modified dna extraction and purification protocols, the complete cytochrome b gene sequences (1140 bp) were determined from degraded museum specimens. molecular analysis and morphological examination of cranial characteristics of the giant flying squirrels of petaurista philippensis complex (p. grandis, p. hainana, and p. yunanensis) and other petaurista species yielded new insights into long-standing controversies in the petaurista systematics. patterns of genetic variations and morphologi ...200616414285
body-size scaling is related to gut microbial diversity, metabolism and dietary niche of arboreal folivorous flying squirrels.thermal homeostasis of mammals is constrained by body-size scaling. consequently, small mammals require considerable energy to maintain a high mass-specific metabolic rate (msmr) and sustain target body temperature. in association with gut microbiota, mammalian hosts acquire absorbable molecules and fulfill their metabolic requirements. our objective was to characterize gut microbes in wild mammals and relate those findings to host body-size scaling. two large (petaurista philippensis grandis an ...202032385374
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